Answer by Sisteract at 11:37 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by twinmama2five at 10:39 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by ohwrite at 10:42 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by ryanlynn at 10:48 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 11:03 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
I get that all the time. People give me dirty looks all the time because my 10yo acts like a 2yo, throwing tantrums, screaming and carrying on and they tell me I'm a bad parents and need to do this and that. It's very frustrating. They don't care that I have 3 other kids that behave just fine. My oldest has behavior problems and is out of control when we go out. She will do everything the exact opposite of what I tell her just to piss me off (it's true, she's admitted to it). She seems to thrive off of chaos and making me mad. Then when I do try to discipline her in public I got people threatening to call CPS because I spanked her or made her ride in the cart like a baby (since she was acting like a baby) because it's humiliating her and that's abuse. I can't win.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:35 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 10:42 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Kids have to have something to rebel from to be rebellious. If you accept your child the way they are and love them for who they are then they have nothing to rebel from. This doesn't mean you can't instill values and morals, children learn from example. You can be part of your childs life without being a dictator.
And... most "amazing" parents with horrible children are not "amazing" parents when the doors are closed.
Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 11:17 AM on Oct. 12, 2010